Scope and Sequence
The Wharton ISD GT Scope and Sequence Skills Continuum provides teachers with K-12 vertically aligned learning expectations that support the development of advanced-level products and performances. It is aligned with the Texas College and Career Readiness Standards (TCCRS) and the 21st Century Skills Framework. The Communication, Creative Thinking, Research, and Critical Thinking strands of the GT Scope and Sequence are interdisciplinary and can be taught in any content area. All four strands are aligned with the standards set by the State Goal for Services for Gifted/Talented Students, the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented Students, and the K-12 TEKS. GT teachers are provided with a variety of curricular support and resources specific for GT. Kindergarten-6th grade implement a gifted and talented pull out program in combination with differentiated instruction within the general education classroom. 7th-12th grade implement differentiated instruction within the core courses. An emphasis is placed on greater depth, complexity, and pacing in the curriculum with skill development in communication, critical thinking, creativity, and research.